Category Archives: Balanced Life

rhythm

Find a New Rhythm; How Schedules Are Like Songs

Instead of feeling like you’ve got to create and stick to a rigid new schedule–which can be intimidating–it can be helpful to think about finding a new rhythm instead. Because transitions are wonky–sometimes they feel too fast and like your… more →

benefits of creativity

The Many Amazing Benefits of Creativity

Creativity has a TON of important positives to offer us. I’m going to walk you through what I think are the most important benefits of creativity. To get you pumped up to explore and strengthen your own creativity over the… more →

inspiration

Simple Ways to Invite Inspiration Into Your Life

Today’s big idea is that in order to invite creativity to have a bigger seat at your proverbial table, you need to find inspiration.  Fun fact: the root of “spire” means breath, so inspired means filled with breath, or since… more →

power of reading

The Healing Power of Reading

Today I’m talking to Becky Karush about the power of reading for our mental health and overall wellbeing. Becky is the founder of Read to Me Literary Arts, where she hosts group writing salons, which I attend and am devoted… more →

inner critic

Getting Around the Inner Critic

Today’s big idea is that there’s one huge obstacle to creativity, and that is your inner critic. I mean, a major portion of a critic’s job is to point out the flaws in other people’s art! In this case, the… more →

shame

The Things We Feel Shame About 

Today’s thing that makes you feel like a bad person is kind of a doozy. For simplicity’s sake, I’m going to call it a shame-inducing event. But in your own mind you might call it making a big mistake. I’m… more →

messy mentor

Who Is Your Messy Mentor? 

Today’s big idea is that one reason perfectionism is proliferating is because of social media. It’s just so easy to spend hours a day looking at posts of people who appear to look perfect and have perfect lives. And while… more →

Your Mess Is Your Message

Your Mess Is Your Message

Today’s big idea is that the things about you that don’t fit an image of perfection are actually a source of strength. They are often actually what you’re here to help other people with. Distilled into one catchy phrase, your… more →

transitional

Self-Reflection Rituals for Transitional Times

Today’s big idea is that in this pandemic summer, when we still can’t really predict what the fall, winter and spring ahead will be like, and yet we theoretically are out of the worst of it, is a very transitional… more →